John Lloyd


JOHN LLOYD, and Mercy (Baldwin)Lloyd, his wife with their family of six children, emigrated to the state of Ohio, from Pennsylvania in the year 1806, settling on a farm of 320 acres that had been previously purchased in Belmont county, on Little Short Creek, two miles south of Mt. Pleasant. It being new land and heavily timbered required much energy and enterprise to fit it for cultivation and to build up the home in which they expected to (and did) spend the remainder of their days, until their business activities had ceased. He erected a saw-mill, cleared the farm, converting much of the heavy timber into building material, and in addition to his farm work, built up, and for a number of years conducted a tannery. He was an active and useful member of the Society of Friends, he and his wife both filling the position of elders in the church. John Lloyd died March 15, 1838, aged seventy-four; and Mercy, his wife December 13, 1835 at the age of seventy-five, thus having more than lived out the three score years and ten, assigned to man. Life's work wisely and faithfully done, they passed to their eternal home, to receive the reward of the righteous. Their children, Joshua, Ann, Isaac, Jesse, Susan and Rachel, progressive and valuable people, all married except Jesse, and are now all deceased.

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